Jets season rests on Testaverde

Updated: August 25, 2003, 12:09 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
With Vinny Testaverde only 442 yards shy of reaching the 40,000-yard plateau, coach Herm Edwards said that he was going to try and get his veteran quarterback involved in enough games so that he could accomplish the rare feat. Little did he know that he would have the entire season at his disposal.

Starter Chad Pennington severely injured the wrist on his non-throwing hand Saturday night and the best-case scenario calls for him to miss a minimum of 10 games. With the loss of their young star quarterback, the New York Jets aren't exactly in an enviable position, but unlike other teams that roll the dice with the backup passers, the Jets are lucky to have the experienced Testaverde take over under center.

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